Video: Dell Demps Discusses the Chris Paul Trade, Newest Additions

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Published: December 15, 2011

Just by the tone of his voice you can tell that Dell Demps is a happier man today than he was yesterday. He gives his take on whether or not Gordon is the face of the franchise, Aminu’s future, Carl Landry returning, New Orleans being a team on the rise, and more. It’s good to have something to talk about besides that undersized point guard we used to have.

Also check out Matt Moore’s piece on how to rebuild the Hornets.

Completion after the jump…

16 Comments

  1. QueenBee

    December 15, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Somebody stop Fletcher from asking questions!

  2. hkc

    December 15, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    man, i love dell demps. with monty and demps, this team is gonna be a tight nit group. i know gordon is gonna love it, even if he’s a little pissed at first. these players are gonna want to play for monty, they’re gonna wanna give it their all. as long as they are competing, hustling, playing hard, it doesnt matter if we’re losing. remember when dwest rebounded and played D when he felt like it? no more of that

    • X-Man

      December 15, 2011 at 2:24 pm

      Obviously David Stern is running the show and Demps is the front man. I hate to see him have a job and Stern won’t let him do it.

  3. Justafan

    December 15, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Nice Joe. Now if we could just not start the season with a back up point guard as a starter. Just make one more deal for a starting caliber pg and we can get rolling. I’m not a fan of the Todd Bridges stunt double.

    • sundance

      December 15, 2011 at 6:06 pm

      Let’s see if Monty changes up his offense to accommodate EJ before passing judgment on Jarrett. Monty may not need a very strong PG if Gordon is creating off the wing.

      Dell will have to find a backup somewhere, Jarrett won’t be able to play the season opener.

  4. Tyler

    December 15, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Any chance the organization will use the amnesty clause on a player today or tomorrow?

  5. James Online

    December 15, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Hornets site shows no media coverage of the game tomorrow. Is that right? No streaming or even audio?

    • Jason Calmes

      December 15, 2011 at 4:09 pm

      Grizz’s site shows the same, and they have their local tv listed for the regular season. Not looking good.

      I wrote the radio guys to see if they will broadcast locally at least. I’ll check on online audio for you et. al. Sean and V do a good job if you haven’t tried them…

      • Jason Calmes

        December 15, 2011 at 4:48 pm

        CST is showing High School football state championships (Amite!). Grizz station has other stuff too.

        Radio guy confirmed that they will be broadcasting it. 106.1 locally but the Hornets site has a list of affiliates.

        For far away folks, try the websites of the stations, 1061neworleans.com for the flagship, and try online listening. Some things can’t be broadcast that way, but not all stations comply. Also, your IP may matter, don’t assume 1 failure translates into all failures.

  6. Holy Cow

    December 15, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Loved the Matt Moore article. As a season ticket holder, i am much more inclined to stay with this team if the front office demonstrates that they know how they need to operate to be competitive. We need only look at the very recent past to realize chasing mid-level exceptions and overpaying role players gets you to exactly where we find ourselves today. Be smart Dell.

  7. J

    December 15, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Those guys at ESPN said alot of bad things about the trade and they say we should just fold the franchise

    • Joe Gerrity

      December 15, 2011 at 4:23 pm

      You’re categorizing an entire organization by what a few individual contributors think.

      If Michael and I say the trade was good and Ryan and Jason says it was bad, does that mean that Hornets247 thinks it’s good or bad?

      • Jason Calmes

        December 15, 2011 at 4:50 pm

        It depends on who agrees with me, right?

  8. David

    December 15, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Jarrett Jack has been a starter in this league for a long time. You send a guy in mid-season and cut his minutes in half from what he is used to playing and of course he’s going to take a while to get comfortable. He played much better toward the end of the year. Problem with this draft is there are few true point guards. Maybe the kid from Florida, but word is he is more a combo guard than a true point, although he can shoot the lights out. He and Gordon in the same backcourt would be reeee-diculous. It’s a ‘Big guy” draft though. Hopefully our picks pan out to be high picks and we can snag a couple blue chip guys, because there are about 8 of them.

  9. QueenBee

    December 16, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    fazende_wvue sean fazende
    Based on contracts #hornets poised for a big offseason spending spree next year…. New owner with a ton of cap space
    15 Dec

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